Interested in Missions? Start here.

This page is for those interested in how we got here, how we stay here, and how they too could survive (and even enjoy) international missions.


How to Transition to the Foreign Field and not Croak: Six Essential Steps

Trailing Spouse: He Heard “Go!” and I said “No!” — An article originally published in Team Expansion’s 2013 tell magazine.

10 Ways to Survive Your First Year Overseas

About Fear and the Call to Missions:


Thoughts from Elizabeth in re: “The Call”

About Culture Shock and our first few months in-country:

Start at A Trip to Lucky and continue reading till On the Road Again (about 10 posts)

Realistic Expectations:

Yay and Yucks

Why Transition is Terrible, But Having a Sending Agency is Not

Revolving Door, Revolving Heart

I’m a Proverbs 31 Failure

I’m a What?!

Book Recommendations:

Missionary Books I Recommend (So Far)



If for some reason you want the WHOLE story, feel free to browse our Newsletter archives.  Mouse over the Newsletter menu tab and select a year.  As a reference point, we arrived in Cambodia in January, 2012.


3 thoughts on “Interested in Missions? Start here.

  1. Pingback: The Idolatry of Missions

  2. Another good book to add to your list is:

    Foreign to Familiar: A Guide to Understanding Hot – And Cold – Climate Cultures
    Book by Sarah A. Lanier

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